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  • Producer ranking ?

    34
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Poultry & Creamy Soup

The Story

History:The little chapel of Saint-Christophe is situated at the top of the hillside. It was built in 1235 by the knight Gaspard de Stérimberg after he gained the permission of the ‘White Queen of Castille’ to establish his hermitage on this hill after being injured during the Albigensian crusade of 1224

Soil:Our Roussanne and Marsanne grapes are grown in clay-chalk and sandy, pebble soils on steep slopes, producing complex and elegant white Hermitage wines

Grape Variety:65% Marsanne ; 35% Roussanne

Age of the vines: 35 years

Vinification: The grapes are harvested by hand into small, 20kg crates, then pressed straight away so as to minimise any risk of oxidation. The wines are then vinified traditionally in wood

Ageing: Following malolactic fermentation in wood, the lees are regularly brought back into suspension through stirring over the 10 to 12 month ageing process, providing the wines with elegant and complex aromas

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Hermitage, Rhône

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